Small Business Accelerator

The Accelerate 2020: Small Business Accelerator Program uses an award winning executive training curriculum designed for existing small business owners who are ready to grow their business, increase profitability and strengthen their impact in the local economy.

When does the program start?

Classes are scheduled to begin Q1 2017 and will be held at NJIT in Newark, NJ. The curriculum is designed to run for seven months. During that time, you can expect to learn about:

  • Business development strategies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance and Financial management
  • Marketing/sales
  • Human resources
  • Accessing Capital
  • Government Contracts

Is it right for you?

Our ideal candidates are tired of the status quo, and are looking to gain the business knowledge, management know-how, and trusted networks needed to grow and guide their business. This work will focus on growing many aspects of the participant’s business, including how to compete for procurement opportunities and meet purchasing demands with Newark-based institutions. This work builds assets for the business owners and their families, creates new job growth, stabilizes local employment, making powerful contributions to the resilience of Newark.

Basic business eligibility requirements

  • Located in Newark (limited availability for businesses located in other parts of Essex County)
  • $250,000 – $10 Million in annual revenues
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)
  • In business for 3+ years

Sponsored by Prudential and in partnership with Interise, GNEC, NJIT & Urban League of Essex County.

To learn more, contact Dora Reddick: OR 212-502-5663 x1006